The David Rockefeller Studies Program—CFR's think tank—analyzes pressing global challenges and offers actionable steps that policymakers and citizens can take to address them. The more than seventy full-time and adjunct fellows in Studies cover all the world’s major regions and significant foreign policy issues. In addition to producing books, articles, op-eds, blogs, podcasts, and interactives, the Studies Program administers eleven fellowship programs. 

Sovereign Risk Tracker

gauges the vulnerability of emerging markets to default on external debt

In Focus: The G7 Summit

Facebook Live: Stewart Patrick and James Lindsay

What are the G7's priorities for the forty-third summit? CFR's James M. Lindsay and Stewart M. Patrick sat down on Facebook Live to discuss the G7's relevance, its evolution, and some of the issues that are likely to dominate the conversation at the meeting. 



French president Emmanuel Macron meets Russian president Vladimir Putin, the UN Security Council meets to discuss Yemen, and the Organization of American States examines the crisis in Venezuela. 
The mission is to be a resource and a source of ideas, and to provide analysis and background to help people understand the world. — Richard Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

China’s Belt and Road on Center Stage

India’s Objection to China’s Belt and Road

CFR Senior Fellow Alyssa Ayres explains the core principles—sovereignty and territorial integrity—on which India rejects China’s grand plan for global connectivity.

How China’s Past Shapes Its Modern Ambitions

At a special CFR panel at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, CFR’s Elizabeth Economy, the Met’s Maxwell Hearn, the Paulson Institute’s Deborah Lehr, and Columbia University’s Howard French explore how echoes of China’s ancient past are shaping the country’s global ambitions today.

China’s Soft Power Offensive

In a three-part series on Asia Unbound, CFR Senior Fellow Joshua Kurlantzick analyzes China’s growing soft power offensive in South, Southeast, and Central Asia, and examines how the Belt and Road Initiative fits into its overall approach.

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James M. Lindsay
Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair
Janine Hill
Director, Fellowship Affairs
Amy R. Baker
Director, Studies Administration
Victoria Alekhine
Deputy Director, Fellowship Affairs
Shira Schwartz
Deputy Director, Studies Administration